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-Assuciateu rress
"They're bigger, faster and meaner"
These are the words College All-Star coach Otto Graham might be using to describe his team's foe
tonight, the Kansas City Chiefs. But actually, with the players' strike hogging all the publicity, the
All-Stars have practiced diligently but unnoticed.
TREVINO OVERSLEEPS
Hoa n uits tourney

CHICAGO (R) - A fullblown strike was in force officially
yesterday-by National Football League veterans who pledged
a readiness to run out the clock if necessary with the'start
of the exhibition season only a week away.
John Mackey of the Baltimore Colts, president of the
NFL Players Association, declared that the veterans were
"100 per cent united" in refusing to report to training camps
whose latch keys were thrown away and the welcome sign
put out by club owners.
The lock carne off at 6 p.m. local time with owners taking a wait-
and-see stand if any veterans start mingling with the rookies who
have been in training the last two weeks.
The bitter contract dispute mainly involves pension demands of
$26 million over four years by the players and the owners' offer of
$18 million. Five days of negotiations with federal mediators broke
down in Philadelphia Tuesday, followed by the owners unlocking the
camps to any veterans who want to return.
Mackey tabbed the owners' action a deliberate attempt to split
the teams. It added more rancor to the stalemate.
"We are willing to bend if we can get the owners back at the ne-
gotiating table - if they also are willing to bend," said Mackey.
The 25 members of the NFLPA - representative Jim Tyner of
Kansas City being absent as the Chiefs practice in camp under spec-
ial dispensation for Friday night's All-Star game in Soldier Field
and 62 other players met for six hours Wednesday night.
"The meeting was long because all 87 in the room got up one at
a time and pledged 100 per cent backing of the strike," said Mackey.
Mackey said strike notice telegrams were sent to Commissioner,
Pete Rozelle; George Halas of the Chicago Bears, president of the
National Conference; Lamar Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, presi-
dent of the American Conference, and Tex Schramm of the Dallas
Cowboys, chairman of the owners' negotiating committee.
Asked if picket lines would be set up, Mackey snapped "No com-
ment." He added that no veterans were expected in the camps but
if any showed up "they would not be penalized."
A NFL spokesman said "nobody can be penalized for striking, or
for going to camp.
"Any act by the NFLPA to remove benefits of a strike breaker
would be illegal - as would any owners' fine," he said.
In his opinion, players are entitled to strike for collective bargain-
ing aims even though under personal contract to the club, and the
club also has legal right to replace the player.
"If under contract," he said, "a player would not be paid nor
would he be fined because it is a legal strike."
At the players' information office in Washington, Kermit Alex-
ander of the Los Angeles Rams disclosed that a veteran player is
stationed in motels near virtually every training camp.
"If a veteran reports, he will talk to the guy - there will be no
pressuring," said Alexander, who pointed out that about 20 players
are not members of the association.
Mackey was asked if he thought the players image would be tarn-
ished because of the prolonged dispute.
"The fans should understand," he said, "that there are certain
things, like a pension fund, that players should have just like any
American."
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Trevino overslept and was dis-
qualified, crippled Ben Hogan
withdrew after limping in with
a fat 78 and a five-man log-
jam for the top spot developed
yesterday in the first round of
the Westchester Golf Classic.
Tied at 67, five-under-par on
the tight, little, 6,700-yard
Westchester Country Club
Course were veteran T o m m y
Jacobs, Australian B r u c e
Crampton, Hugh Royer, Eng-
land's Brian Barnes and Larry
Hinson.
The $250,000 purse, w i t h
$50,000 to the winner, lured the
strongest and largest field of
the year, but most of the great
names of the game had their
difficulties in the muggy heat
and eyestinging smog.
The Big Three - Arnold Pal-
BASEBALL, MORE SPORTS
see p. 11
mer, Jack Nicholas and Gary
Player - were far back in the
pack at 72.
"I didn't play well and I
putted terrible," said Nicklaus,
the British Open champ and
pre-tourney favorite.
Palmer criticized the length
of the grass in the fairways.
"The fairways are extremely
long," he said. "The lies in the
fairways generally are bad."
Orville Moody, the 1969 U.S.
Open champ, stepped in a hole
and sprained his ankle while
shooting a 75 and may have to
pull out. And John Lotz was
disqualified for failing to sign
- his scorecard.
The fast-talking, happy-go-
lucky Trevino failed to make
it for his 8:12 a.m. tee time
and wassdisqualified. A b o u t
three hours later he c a 11 e d
tournament officials, said he
had overslept and apologized.
"My knee just hurts too bad,"
said Hogan, the legendary Texas
Hawk who dominated another
golfing era. "I just don't think
I can continue."

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LOS ANGELES (1) - President Nixon
assured Israel last night that acceptance
of a U.S.-proposed cease-fire in the Mid-
dle East would not jeopardize her mili-
tarily.
He vowed that as soon as South Viet-
nam is capable of self-defense, "we will
be gone" from that war zone.
Nixon cautioned Congress that he may
be "vetoing some very popular measures"
if he deems it necessary to hold federal
spending in check, avoiding further in-
flation--or new taxes.
"We can avoid an increaserin taxes
. . but only if we get the cooperation of
Congress," the President told a West
Coast news conference, his first full-dress
one away from Washington to be carried
live by radio and television.
Nixon said inflation is easing, and he
believes the trend will continue. He called
unemployment "a price we are paying"
for the transition from war to a peace-
time economy-and said that ultimately
will be checked, too.
Nixon chided university administrators
and faculty members who blame the gov-
ernment for turmoil on the campus, say-
ing such problems will persist when the
Vietnam war is over.
"This is not a problem for government,
we cannot solve it," he said. "It is a
problem that college faculties and college
administrators have to face up to."
The array of questions ranged from
foreign policy to smog hovering over
Eastern cities-which Nixon said may be
a fortunate reminder that "we don't have
much time left" to deal with pollution of
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By The Associated Press
The opening day of the Na-
tional Football League players'
strike appeared to belong to
the players, as only a very few
veteran players reported to
camp.
Although there were scattered
instances of veterans who went
to the camps, which were open-
ed by the owners at 6 p.m. last
night, the strike was 100 per
cent effective with most clubs,
at least through the first day
The most notable exception
to NFLPA president John Mac-
key's call for a total strike was
Mike Curtis, a Baltimore line-
backer and Mackey's teammate.
Curtis was greeted by a round
of applause when he walked in-
to the dining room at West-
minster, Md., and joined t h e
Colt's rookies for the evening
meal.
When asked if he was re-
porting for practice, Curtis
said, "I guess so, I'm here. And -
be sure you do spell my name
right. It will probably be the
last time you use it until I'm
busted out of the league."
However, when asked- if he
thought it possible that some-
thing like that could result
from his reporting in spite of

the strike, Curtis replied, "No,
not really."
Colt coach Don McCafferty
said that he didn't expect any
of the veterans to, report to
Westminster, and that he was
quite surprised when Curtis
showed up.
At the Pittsburgh Steeler
training camp in Latrobe, Pa.,
two veterans showed up. Punter
Bobby Walden and defensive
back Curtis Gentry had earlier
been the only two Steelers vot-
ing against the strike, and after
the strike was announced, they-
declared they were going to
Latrobe.
At the Houston Oiler training
camp, --the un-named veteran
player who reportedly v o t e d
against the strike failed to show
up when the gates were opened.
A spokesman. for the Houston
players declined to identify the
player who cast the lone dis-
senting vote.
New York Giants owner Wel-
lington Mara looked on discon-
solately as his veterans failed to
show up. "The situation is more
critical than people think. If
we start cancelling exhibition
games, the money will have to
come out of player salaries in
some way," Mara said.

Nixon said he believes the prospects
for a negotiated peace in South Vietnam
are better now than before the U.S.
rStrikes against Communist sanctuary
areas across the border in Cambodia.
". . . The enemy position is weaker,"
he said. "Time is no longer on their side."
But he said also that Saigon might
choose, after the United States has with-
drawn its forces, to seek victory on the
battlefield. He said after American with-
drawal, it would be up to the South Viet-
namese to decide whether to seek a nego-
tiated settlement or a military victory.
In the Middle East, Nixon said, "We are
hopeful that Israel will join the United
Arab Republic and Jordan" in agreeing
to a 90-day cease-fire as a preliminary
step toward negotiations.
He took note of Israeli concern at the
possibility of an Arab military - buildup
during a temporary cease-fire..
"We and others have attempted to as-.
sure them that that would not be the
case," he said. Nixon said a cease-fire
would be coupled wih a military stand-
still. And he added that the U.S. com-
mitment to maintain the balance of power
in the Middle East stands unchanged.
"I believe. that Israel can agree to the
case-fire and agree to negotiations with-
out fear," he said.
As for Congress' record on federal
spending, Nixon said he will be faced next
week with several decisions-what to do
about appropriations bills for the Depart-
ments of Welfare and Housing, on both
of which Congress has voted amounts
in excess of his requests.
Asked about complaints that he hasn't

paid attention to the problems of stu-
dents, Nixon said the problem of com-
municating with students and other
groups is perennial.
He said putting the blame for the
problem primarily on the government is
short-sighted. "We are ending the war,"
he said, and reforming government to
result in "more power to the people."
The President said minority groups
should not fear government oppression
because "it is not a government policy."

-Associated Press
GENE SARAZEN, 68 years young, models the generation gap look
in golfing attire during action at the Westchester Classic yester-
day.

Salazar funerm
Portuguese sailors carry the casket with the corl
Oliveira Salazar out of the Monastery of Jeronimi
mass.

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